I rarely talk about cameras on this blog. I find photography more interesting than cameras although I do own a few. I regard them as tools in the toolbox and I choose the most appropriate one for whatever / where ever I’m going.
So when I decided to re-visit Hartford Mill a few weeks after my initial visit, I looked outside at the wind and rain and decided that my Nikon D4 would be the right camera to take due to it’s weather sealing. I bought it second hand off a wedding photographer for a project that needed it’s incredible low light auto focussing and although I don’t use it as my primary camera as it’s so damn big and heavy, I’m always impressed when I use it.
And in the driving wind and rain of Oldham in February, it was as reliable as ever and I didn’t need to concern myself with taking it in and out of my bag. The only issue was the big front element of my 24-70 just kept getting covered in rain, even with a big lens hood and keeping the camera facing down when not in use. Fortunately I had my trusty old IPhone 7 on me, and with it’s tiny lens not really attracting the raindrops, I managed to get a few decent snaps.
So one of these pictures is from a full frame Nikon D4, processed in Adobe Lightroom and one from an Iphone processed on the phone in Snapseed. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.